DiEM25: One Year On

In February 2016, we launched our movement with a simple goal: to democratise Europe. Back then, the establishment media quickly dismissed us as ‘too radical’ and ‘utopian’, and went back to the business of preserving the status quo for their corporate and political masters.

Well, a year on, our journey to ‘radical utopia’ is going quite well! We now have nearly 40,000 members in 56 countries, crossed swords with the Establishment with campaigns on migration and transparency, assembled a pack of progressive leaders like Noam Chomsky, Elif Şafak and Brian Eno to help guide our movement, and developed an economic agenda to save Europe in a pioneering grassroots democratic process that gives every single member a say. Here’s a detailed look at what we’ve done over the past year.

And we’re just getting started…

Our radical, utopian journey

February 2016

  • Launched our movement with an event at the historic Volksbühne theatre in Berlin, alongside a wide range of progressive thinkers and doers, to a crowd of 1,200
  • Published our manifesto for democratising Europe, in 19 languages

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

July 2016


August 2016

  • Welcomed the Mayor of Naples to DiEM25
  • Held an open debate in Aegina, Greece with our coordinating team (150 people attended)
  • Organised a meeting between DiEM25 activists and renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen in Amsterdam to debate how to redesign democratic institutionalisation

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

January 2017

February 2017

Can we count on you to keep our movement going strong?